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Our Mission

The mission of Communities In Schools
is to surround students with a community
of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

The Five Basics

At Communities In Schools we have combined the dozens of daily needs a child should receive in order to be successful in life into several major areas called "The Five Basics". We believe that every child needs and deserves:
  1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult,
  2. a safe place to learn and grow,
  3. a healthy start and a healthy future,
  4. a marketable skill to use upon graduation, &
  5. a chance to give back to peers and community.
Our experience has shown us that if these things aren't addressed, kids are going to have a hard time succeeding in school. The first three in particular need attention early – the seeds of dropping out of school are sown long before students reach their teen years. Children can't begin to learn if they're convinced that nobody cares about them, that they're worthless and unsafe physically and emotionally. Nor can they concentrate on schoolwork if their most basic needs – nutrition, shelter, health care, and the like – aren't being met.

Making A Difference
Communities In Schools changes the lives of 1.25 million children each year. For every one of our success stories, there are dozens of young people who need help. You can make a difference in a child's life by working with Communities In Schools of Northeast Florida. Donate, advocate, or volunteer today!
Communities In Schools of Northeast Florida
142 Ferry Road :: East Palatka, FL 32131
Mailing Address P.O Box 490 :: Palatka, FL 32178
Sandra Hartley, Executive Director :: Telephone (386) 328-8875